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Clear garbage from footpaths
Voice of The Reader

Clear garbage from footpaths

May 29, 2017

Sir, I daily travel along Kalamandira Road. I have observed that a lot of garbage in bags or used plates, cups, worn-out bed etc., are being dumped on both the footpaths. In spite of repeated requests, the area Corporator has not take any action. I once again request the MCC Commissioner to get both the…

Caution needed at road junctions
Voice of The Reader

Caution needed at road junctions

May 29, 2017

Sir, According to the Rules of Road Regulations, Section 118 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), all the drivers of motor vehicles shall slow down when they approach a road junction, pedestrian crossing or a road corner and shall not enter any such intersection, junction or crossing until they become aware that…

Vanishing Kodavas:  Some facts
Voice of The Reader

Vanishing Kodavas: Some facts

May 28, 2017

NOTE: Here we reproduce the letter titled ‘Vanishing Kodavas: Some facts’ for the reading pleasure of ‘Star of Mysore’ readers. —Ed It’s Kodavas all the way! Sir, Though Kodavas belong to ethnic minority tribes of Kodagu, they were quick enough to adapt themselves to civilisation under British influence, when Kodagu, then known as Coorg, was…

More on ‘Sons of Kodagu’
Voice of The Reader

More on ‘Sons of Kodagu’

May 28, 2017

Sir, This refers to the article titled ‘Son of Kodagu leaves his footprint on snow clad mountains’ published in two parts in SOM dated May 5 and 6, 2017 about K.B. Appachu. I had written in this column under the title ‘Vanishing Kodavas: Some facts’ (SOM dated Oct. 4, 2015), that Kodavas are well-educated, disciplined…

In defence of uniform for PU students
Voice of The Reader

In defence of uniform for PU students

May 27, 2017

Sir, I wish to express my concerns over the recent decision to cancel uniforms for PU students (SOM dated May 18). Though the PU Board Director C.Shikha would have put in a lot of thought and analysis into taking this decision, here are a few points I would like to share with readers as well…

Dangerous electric poles
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Dangerous electric poles

May 26, 2017

Sir, This is the pathetic state of rain water drain on 8th Main, 13th Cross, Saraswathipuram. These electric poles with a transformer is sure to come down crashing due to the rapid force of rain water flowing in the drain which may affect the lives of people living around these poles. Hence, I request the…

Stray dogs on the rise
Voice of The Reader

Stray dogs on the rise

May 26, 2017

Sir, Apropos the views expressed by Sheeba on stray dog menace (SOM dated May 23), we too face a similar problem of stray dog menace in Udayagiri (opposite Tipu Park). They bark and chase moving vehicles, especially two-wheelers. As a result, people are scared to move out particularly during the evenings and night time. Initially…

Insurance and Fitness Certificate for vehicles
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Insurance and Fitness Certificate for vehicles

May 25, 2017

Sir, As per the Motor Vehicles Act, it is mandatory for all the running motor vehicles to obtain Fitness Certificate (FC)  from the  RTO, for the safety of the passengers.  If this statutory requirement laid down in the Motor Vehicles Act is violated,  the insurance companies can deny the claims. Though MV Act stipulates that …

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